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Let's rethink this without a net thing
2nd PlaceLet's rethink this without a net thing

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Working Without a Net (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Date: Aug 27, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2007


Place: 2 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.5739
Avg (commenters): 8.2881
Avg (participants): 7.2500
Avg (non-participants): 7.6255
Views since voting: 15485
Views during voting: 556
Votes: 291
Comments: 89
Favorites: 29 (view)

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10/21/2008 12:21:32 PM
lol. fun
03/10/2008 10:13:15 PM
Thats how we get it right-Grand work!
09/13/2007 06:55:38 PM
Oh man, So cute!

Nice depth-of-field and composition :)
09/12/2007 09:15:01 AM
i love this pic!
you really deserve your ribbon!
hope nothing bad happenned to this cute mouse ;)
09/11/2007 11:53:40 PM
I love this picture! You can imagine how shocked I was to see this, as I had actually thought of doing the same thing!! My difference would have been a mouse instead of a rat. However, my cats are no where near as well behaved as yours. My photo would have been similar to an action shot in a war zone -- protect the mouse, hold the camera, keep the cat in frame, etc.

Glad this worked out so well for you! Congratulations on the ribbon! It is well deserved.
09/11/2007 09:43:55 PM
That is fantastic.
09/11/2007 03:24:58 PM
OMG. . .I was on vacation and missed seeing this one! WOW! That's about the cutest thing I've ever seen. ..and thanks for the reassurance that no animals were hurt during your award winning photo project :)

Way to go being selective and waiting until you had the winner. Maybe every challenge you enter will be a ribbon winner :)

MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!!!! This could not be improved on in any way! I'm surprised anyone gave it lower than a 10 :)

09/11/2007 03:34:48 AM
super. pity there is no datta in photographers comments ... congratz !
09/07/2007 04:56:09 PM
Wow your first challenge submission and a second place ribbon! CONGRATS! Great photo, well deserved ribbon!
09/07/2007 12:26:21 PM
Congratulations!!! It is a great achievement to win a ribbon on your first entry, and also getting the best score for your camera!!
09/07/2007 07:07:05 AM
What a great first entry! Congrats on the ribbon.
09/06/2007 01:33:10 PM
So happy for you on this shot! It really captured the flavor of the challenge and was a fav of mine in the voting! Bravo & Congrats~~~~
09/06/2007 09:31:36 AM
lol this is awesome and fits the challenge perfectly
09/05/2007 09:22:39 AM
Thanks everyone for all of the great comments!
Post processing:
Crop, color adjustment, noise reduction, sharpen, contrast.

I never thought this would do so well, I almost didnít enter it.
Wow, my first contest here and I get a ribbon?!?! Hooray!!!!
Hereís hoping itís not all down hill from here on out...

This was hard and frustrating!!!. And no, no animals were hurt making this, although the dog felt a neglected. hehe.
I was a little nervous at first. I didnít know how the cats would react to a rat in the house. No worries, they could care less about it. I guess that explains the mice problem ;) Treats, thatís a whole different story. The cat I originally wanted in this, felt sleeping was in order. Plan B. Recast. This was one of the last photos, by then the cat was full of treats and joined the other for nap time. Wow, that ratís fast!

Oh, btw, this cat always looks hungry. This is quite creepy when you wake up in the morning and you see him staring at you like that from the edge of the bed.

Thanks to my sister for supplying the rat and for her support. She told me to enter it. Iím glad I listened.

Thanks for the comparison to one of the great photographers here. I wish I was that good!
Thatís the best compliment I could receive.
09/05/2007 09:08:54 AM
Wow! Your first entry not only gets a ribbon but is also the highest scoring pic with your camera. Congratulations!
09/05/2007 06:06:11 AM
One challenge one ribbon...amazing...well done
09/05/2007 03:56:59 AM
wow! congrats! your first challenge and already a ribbon! but well deserved. I'm looking forward to see more pictures of you!
09/05/2007 03:13:37 AM
priceless! I didn't get to vote on this challege topic but your photo is both creative and well executed not to mention funny I give ya a 10.

09/05/2007 02:40:31 AM
Clever idea well brought off, congratulations on the ribbon.
09/05/2007 01:17:57 AM
Well done!!! Congrats!!! I'm so pleased my favourite two images of the challenge came 1st and 2nd :-)
09/05/2007 01:13:32 AM
Congratualtions on the ribbon, but....n/a for a comment? Come on, tell us the story of the setup!
09/05/2007 12:48:15 AM
Very well conceived shot and deserving of a ribbon. Congrats.
09/05/2007 12:28:13 AM
This is just way too cool. Congrats on getting such a fun picture!
09/05/2007 12:22:25 AM
GOOD FOR YOU!! RED!! this was great in challenge & even better on another glance!
09/05/2007 12:18:34 AM
This was very funny, glad to see it do so well. Congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
09/05/2007 12:17:38 AM
wow...nice job for your first challenge...good luck keeping the high scores like this up!
09/05/2007 12:10:12 AM
congrats on the ribbon, i liked this shot while voting. and besides a ribbon you now have the highest rated shot for your camera, good job!
09/05/2007 12:08:04 AM
what a great shot. too cute, nice first image ;)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2007 11:23:58 PM
This is probably going to get the real blue ribbon because it is simply a perfect take on the challenge, but just in case it doesn't, I'll give it a Posthumous Blue Ribbon. And yes, I know what I'm risking here. After all this could be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/17203.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scalvert. And that title is trying too hard. And I have two other brilliant photos to give this ribbon to.

But the tension here is incredible. The hunger in that cat's eyes...

Posthumous Blue Ribbon

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09/04/2007 11:23:01 PM
LOL- good job handling these tough models. The composition is a little lopsided, but still one of the top entries. 9
09/04/2007 07:29:04 PM
I love this picture! Very very appropriate. Good job.
09/04/2007 06:03:52 AM
Excellent shot, love the composition, Dof and perspective - well done. One of the best so far!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2007 09:51:24 PM
Nice setup.
09/03/2007 09:51:02 PM
Great shot... I really like the angle and the lighting! The look on the cat's face is perfect! 10 for me!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2007 06:16:53 PM
clever...I would have cropped about 15% of the right as it doesn't add to the image and throws it off balance...good luck with this, might see it on the front page...great work...the cat's pose is priceless 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2007 02:08:33 PM
You are getting my first 10!
09/03/2007 12:38:04 PM
the cat looks kinda hungry
09/03/2007 08:40:03 AM
Ha! Ha! Ha! Clever idea - Hope it does well!
09/03/2007 01:56:00 AM
Purrfect depth of focus. I think this will do very well. Shame about the top left, and pattened carpet - otherwise excellent.
09/02/2007 11:27:52 AM
haha! VERY funny idea! the best in this challenge! 10 points for that! though you should perhaps have cropped away the left corner, but still such a cool picture! hope it wins!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2007 08:30:02 PM
very clever!
09/01/2007 05:07:36 PM
Love it love it love it!
09/01/2007 03:19:54 PM
Fantastic! Great angle and posture of both animals.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2007 10:14:47 AM
... oh, I love it.


09/01/2007 06:00:42 AM
great work!!!!
08/31/2007 05:16:56 PM
08/31/2007 01:06:11 PM
great originality and suspense. Jealous I didn't think of it. I wish it the focus on the mouse was a bit sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/31/2007 11:16:39 AM
Hehe, one of the best shot´s in the challenge. That upper left corner not having a rug but what I assume is hardwood floor bothers me a bit but the rest I like, great perspective and DOF. Gave an 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/31/2007 08:46:23 AM
Excellent! The look on the cat's face is classic.
08/31/2007 06:22:57 AM
I like everything about this one - the lighting is perfect, the story behind it is very amusing.
08/30/2007 11:17:32 PM
love it, such a great moment and really sells the story. bump to 10
08/30/2007 10:59:26 PM
Great story. I like the DOF.
08/30/2007 04:00:21 PM
lol Great idea!
08/30/2007 02:14:02 PM
Excellent shot! ...and a clever setup!
08/30/2007 01:16:13 PM
I like the idea, very funny.
08/30/2007 11:10:56 AM
love this shot! Great expression on cat's face, interesting comp. 8
08/30/2007 11:00:22 AM
Brilliant. Well done. I'm from PITA - were any animals harmed during this?
08/30/2007 10:13:39 AM
wow, very clever! I love the concept. Great focus on the rat, and I love the cat's expression! I give you an 8!
08/30/2007 09:45:26 AM
Excellent use of DOF, expression on the cat priceless. Great shot one of my picks for the top. Minor distraction in the upper left corner, and I might not have had so much empty space on the right... but still one of my favs...great job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/30/2007 09:44:02 AM
FANTASTIC. Love the idea and the composition. 10
08/30/2007 02:33:28 AM
hahaha excellent!
08/30/2007 01:19:39 AM
Nice capture - Great tones and very clever and well thought out - I find the composition a little awkward but still not enough to take away. Well done for going the extra step! 9
08/30/2007 12:32:08 AM
Fake cat? Still a 10 :)
08/29/2007 11:14:04 PM
sweet - I also hate it when my dinner runs away.
08/29/2007 09:46:23 PM
Fun shot. The look on the cat's face is priceless.
08/29/2007 08:33:48 PM
Great shot!. Cat looks hungry.
08/29/2007 07:21:20 PM
Funny!!! Add some text and you've got either a card ot poster.
08/29/2007 04:08:39 PM
I love this picture - hilarious!
08/29/2007 03:34:14 PM
great idea, well executed. Rug is a bit busy, and some blowouts on the rat.
08/29/2007 03:33:08 PM
cute i love the title
08/29/2007 02:42:40 PM
Great composition. Great DOF. Great idea. and funny with it. Absolute 10!
08/29/2007 12:11:36 PM
great one! I'm still chuckling...
08/29/2007 12:11:24 PM
This looks like something scalvert would do. Very creative. 7
08/29/2007 12:02:53 PM
hehe great shot
08/29/2007 12:00:19 PM
Quite funny :)
(I hope he didn't fall down)
08/29/2007 11:20:26 AM
My favorite of the challenge! Really tells the story of RISK...besides, I'm a sucker for great animal/pet shots! :-)
08/29/2007 11:08:22 AM
LOL, great concept and composition to pull off this creative idea. Nicely done!
08/29/2007 11:07:37 AM
perfect 10! #1 in my book and I'll be shocked if this is not the blue ribbon winner at the end of the week. Tells a great story and it just well, well done.
08/29/2007 11:07:04 AM
This is a definate contender for tbe top ribbon. There are a couple I think are strong, but this one definately has something over them. Very clever and well executed. 10 and Good Luck with the ribbon
08/29/2007 09:43:13 AM
This is just awesome! Oh, that poor hamster. That hungry looking cat. 10 all the way.
08/29/2007 07:15:42 AM
Clever !
08/29/2007 05:49:56 AM
Great idea, DOF is just shallow enough to keep the cat's expression. Nice composition as well (9)
08/29/2007 02:46:34 AM
Great composition & a creative idea. One of my favs for this challange.
08/29/2007 02:02:30 AM
Excellent concept, well-shot! :)
08/29/2007 01:50:50 AM
Great shot. I like the composition.
08/29/2007 12:57:17 AM
omg! awesome!!!
08/29/2007 12:38:39 AM
cute! 7
08/29/2007 12:31:40 AM
Definitely the most creative shot in this challenge. Looking forward to reading how you pulled this off.
08/29/2007 12:20:14 AM
Oh, this is great. Must have taken ages to compose.

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